Atlona Amplifies Omega Series with New Multi-Format Switcher

Atlona today adds another important layer to its rapidly-growing Omega Series of switching, extension and video processing solutions for modern AV communications and collaboration. The AT-OME-MS42 is 4×2 matrix switcher that delivers exceptional performance and value for 4K/UHD presentation and video conferencing applications in small-to-medium AV environments, including meeting rooms, conference rooms, and lecture halls. It will also be available as the AT-OME-MS42-KIT with a companion AT-OME-EX-RX HDBaseT receiver. Atlona will demonstrate the AT-OME-MS42 at InfoComm 2019 (Booth 3012), taking place June 12-14 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

The OME-MS42 and OME-MS-42-KIT build on the success of the very popular and award-winning Atlona HDVS-300 system for software video conferencing. The OME-MS42 combines the benefits of auto-switching for USB-C, HDMI, and DisplayPort, plus integrated display control and USB extension, offering flexible capabilities for 4K presentation and software video conferencing applications. Selectable AV switching modes across HDBaseT and HDMI outputs enable simple configuration and effortless ease of use tailored to a specific application. When used with the OME-EX-RX receiver or OME-SR21 scaling receiver, the OME-MS42 can be remotely powered over HDBaseT.

The OME-MS42 includes USB 2.0 and USB-C interfaces for extension to three host computers, plus two peripheral devices such as a camera, microphone, speakerphone or keyboard and mouse. As one of the few USB-C equipped switchers available today, the OME-MS42 enables clutter-free, single-cable connectivity for 4K video presentations, video conferencing and interactive collaboration projects, with immediate compatibility to laptops and mobile devices with USB-C ports. With an optional power supply, the OME-MS42 can also power the device over USB-C (while also remotely powering an HDBaseT receiver).

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The OME-MS42 is HDCP 2.2 compliant and features HDBaseT extension for video up to 4K/60 4:2:0, plus embedded audio, control, Ethernet and USB over distances up to 330 feet (100 meters). All inputs and the local HDMI output support 4K/60 4:4:4 at HDMI data rates up to 18 Gbps. Additionally, 4K downscaling to 1080p @ 60, 30 or 24 Hz is available for the HDMI output when connected to an HD display or other destination device.

Specific OME-MS42 application examples include:

  • Video conferencing — Provides interfacing for USB devices for software codec conferencing, with video and USB switched together between host PCs. As a matrix switcher with 4K to 1080p downscaling, the OME-MS42 is ideal forlegacy hardware-based video conferencing systems.
  • Meeting rooms and conference rooms — The OME-MS42 can serve as an AV integration centerpiece in a credenza, with interfacing to sources in the AV equipment rack.
  • Auditoriums and lecture halls — The OME-MS42 can be used for presenting 4K video content through the projector, while optimizing the same content for 1080p confidence monitoring.

At the upcoming InfoComm 2019 show, the OME-MS42 will be part of a dedicated Omega Series showcase with demonstrations of modern meeting space applications in small, medium and large scenarios — all capable of delivering robust performance and streamlined integration. Atlona is here.